A West Chester University alum will come back Saturday to speak at graduation.
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Monday, May 6, 2013
A car being flipped near the West Chester Campus is caught on video as police break up a huge beer party.
Video posted on Facebook shows what happened early Saturday afternoon when a private car was flipped over by a large crowd of young adults in the 400 block of South Walnut Street in West Chester near the West Chester University campus. According to a report on the Daily Local website, the party in the 400 block of South Walnut Street spilled out on to the street early Saturday afternoon after police dispersed the party following complaints from neighbors. Mulitple news reports included video of the car, reportedly a 2002 Pontiac, being flipped on its side by a large crowd. According to a report by CBS3 reporter Oren Liberman on CBSPhilly.com a party-goer got a rude surprise when he saw whose car had been flipped. According to the CBS3 …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The festival will feature student produced shorts.
This coming Saturday, West Chester University is hosting LoOSenING Our Minds—a student produced feminist and queer film festival. According to The Quad, WCU’s student newspaper, the festival’s films will run from 10 to 15 minutes and will cover different aspects of what they call the queer experience. (Queer, the festival’s organizers note, shouldn’t be understood to mean strictly gay, but rather as a catchall term that covers any lifestyle apart from the mainstream. To this end, the films will, according to paper, “either send a message, tell a story, or portray what is happening to alienated students.”) LoOSenING Our Minds will be held at the university’s Sykes Student Union Theatre and is free and open to the public. Student shorts will…
The chief of police and university reps will be on hand to take questions about the new noise ordinance.
Have questions about the new “Quiet Zones” that have been created around West Chester University’s campus? On Wednesday, you can get answers. From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the university’s Sykes Student Union Theatre, West Chester Borough Police Chief Scott Bohn and a team of WCU representatives will discuss the new ordinance, and take questions from residents. The “Quiet zones” have been established in several neighborhoods near the college between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Violators are subject to a $250 fine. The forum is sponsored by the Off-Campus and Commuter Association and all borough residents are encouraged to attend.
Ali Fausnaught, 19, was visiting her boyfriend at Temple University when tragedy struck.
Ali Fausnaught was posing for a picture when she tripped and fell to her death off the roof of a three-story building in the area of Temple University on Wednesday, Philly.com is reporting. According to the paper, the 19-year-old West Chester University student was visiting her boyfriend in the city that night when they went to a party at a friend's apartment. A group that included Fausnaught then climbed onto the building's roof through a skylight. Once on the roof, Fausnaught asked her boyfriend of 11 months to take a picture of her but, according to the paper, tripped and fell off the edge as she backed up. The roof did not have any guardrails. The teen had, according to her boyfriend, consumed "one or two" cups of vodka that evening…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ali Fausnaught, 19, fell from a rooftop at a Temple University party on Wednesday.
A 19-year-old West Chester University student fell to her death on Wednesday night, The Main Line Media News is reporting. According to the paper, Ali Fausnaught was at a rooftop party at Temple University when she fell from the three-story building and landed in an alley approximately 40 feet below. Fausnaught was taken to Temple University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. No fewer than eight fellow party-goers were taken into custody and interviewed about the incident, but the paper is reporting that the fall appears to have been an accident. Fausnaught was a psychology major who transferred to WCU from the University of South Carolina. Read the full story here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
On Tuesday, West Chester University is hosting the walk and candlelight vigil.
In memory of those who lost their lives in the Boston Marathon tragedy, West Chester University students and staff have organized a “Mile of Silence” walk, Phillymag.com is reporting. The walk, according to the organizer’s Facebook page, will be held on Tuesday, April 23 and is open to anyone. At 7:30 p.m., the group will meet in front of Wayne Hall on Rosendale Avenue and walk a mile loop around the university’s north campus, ending in front of the student union building. A candlelight vigil will be held at this point. Additionally, “Mile of Silence” T-shirts will be on sale for $10. Donations will also be accepted. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will go to The One Fund, a foundation created by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Everybody gets older. Nobody likes it.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A proposed bill would legalize marijuana for Pennsylvanians over 21.
State Sen. Daylin Leach's chief of staff will be in West Chester on Wednesday to discuss a senate bill that would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in Pennsylvania. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 709 South New Street starting at 7:30 p.m. Panelists will include Leach chief of staff Zach Hoover; Dr. Stephen Clyburn, a political science professor at West Chester University; Dr. James Brenner, a public health professor who's involved with the university's alcohol and drug prevention effort; and Dr. Cassandra Reyes, a former probation officer and a criminal justice professor at WCU. According to an announcement posted on West Chester Patch: Mr. Hoover will be giving an informative summary of the…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tune in to learn how to shed pounds.
A local business with strong West Chester ties will be taking to the airwaves next week to discuss healthy living strategies. On Monday at 12:30 p.m., West Chester resident and CarbLightLiving.com co-founder Joann Mercer will be interviewed on-air by Libby Mills, a nationally recognized registered dietitian, on Libby’s Luncheonette. The show broadcasts on WCHE 1520 AM. Joining Mercer on the show will be two Carb Light Living representatives who also hail from the borough; Emsley Willingham, a current nutrition student at West Chester University, and Christine Cummins, a recent graduate of the nutrition program at WCU. "The second segment [of the show] will feature Carb Light Living and our program for living a sustainable, low-carb …